The SPU teachers are native Czechs who gained their professional
experience at the Czech Language Department of Charles University in
Prague and during their subsequent teaching practice. They, together
with the organizers, emphasize close student-teacher contact to make
the working environment as effecient as possible.
Structure of Classes
The courses consist of 100 lessons divided into morning and
afternoon parts. The morning program is based on language classes
concentrating on grammar, and the afternoon program covers
communicative activities -- communicative chains, practical
stylistics, reading of texts, etc.
The whole program is completed by workshops, lectures, organized walks and other activites which, apart from enlarging their knowledge, allow close contact between SPU students.
|The parts of the program in italics are free. The last lesson on Friday (11:15 - 12:00 a.m.) is reserved for those who want to meet other students to practice some Czech songs.|
|Complete Beginners||Classes for complete beginners are based on English. During the four weeks, students learn essential grammatical patterns, pronunciation, basic vocabulary and phraseology. The course aims to teach Czech grammar skills allowing conversation (including telephone calls, letters, shopping, daily routine, family, job, etc.). During the afternoon specialized programs, complete beginnines will concentrate on pronunciation, patterns of essential communicative chains, and conversation.|
|False Beginners||The false beginners class consists of the students who have studied Czech before, but need to review the basic structures. This class is similar to that of complete beginners, but proceeds at a faster pace.|
|(Pre-) Intermediate||(Pre-)Intermediate students master new features of Czech grammar and develop their communicative skills under formal and informal circumstances. They are introduced into different laguage styles, improve pronunciation, etc. The specialized afternoon programs, which concentrate on applied/practical stylistics, reading, and conversation will be held in Czech and English.|
|(Pre-) Advanced||(Pre-)Advanced students develop their communicative abilities, improve their writing, and expand both their active and passive vocabularies. The specialized afternoon programs, which concentrate on applied/practical stylistics, reading, and conversation, will be held entirely in Czech.|